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Two people, until recently strangers, find themselves on a long, tortuous and dangerous journey across the ice. One is an outcast, forced to leave his beloved homeland; the other is fleeing from a different kind of persecution. What they have in common is curiosity, about others and themselves, and an almost unshakeable belief that the world can be a better place. As they journey for over 800 miles, across the harshest, most inhospitable landscape, they discover the true meaning of friendship, and of love. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on its first publication in 1969.

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781473225947

    Imprint: Gollancz

  • 'It's a giant thought experiment that's also a cracking good read about gender,' – Neil Gaiman

    'A rich and complex story of friendship and love' ― Guardian

    'Ursula Le Guin was able to reimagine many concepts we take to be natural, shared, and unalterable - gender, utopia, creation, war, family, the city, the country - and reveal the all-too-human constructions at their centre... Literature will miss her. There's no one like her,' -- Zadie Smith

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